Rework

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Crown Publishing Group, Mar 9, 2010 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. If you're looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf.

Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Read it and you'll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don't need outside investors, and why you're better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don't need to be a workaholic. You don't need to staff up. You don't need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don't even need an office. Those are all just excuses. 

What you really need to do is stop talking and start working. This book shows you the way. You'll learn how to be more productive, how to get exposure without breaking the bank, and tons more counterintuitive ideas that will inspire and provoke you.

With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who’s ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs they hate, victims of "downsizing," and artists who don’t want to starve anymore will all find valuable guidance in these pages.


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I listened to this short book on audio with my husband. Rework contains solid basic business advice, although "Rework(ed)" from the standard model. I, or we I should say, agree with a lot of his ... Read full review

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Good read (no pun intented). Better title would be: "As a small company don't act as a corporate" Read full review

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Contents

The new reality
9
learning from mistakes is overrated
16
Why grow?
22
Enough with entrepreneurs
28
Scratch your own itch
34
No time is no excuse
40
Embrace constraints
67
Ignore the details early on
74
Pick a fight 14
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Who cares what theyre doing?
148
Let your customers outgrow you
156
Dont write it down
164
Build an audience
170
HRING 99
201
Own your bad news 23
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You dont create a culture
249

Be a curator
80
Tone is in your fingers
87
Launch now
93
Reasons to quit
100
Meetings are toxic
108
Dont copy is 5
135
Theyre not thirteen
255
Sound like you
262
ASAP is poison
268
About 37signals
277
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